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I loved William Daniels from his years on St. Elsewhere and wanted to hear behind the scenes stories of everything from his time on the set of St. Elsewhere, to his time on the set of "The Graduate", to his work as KITT. I know it may seem shallow to want to hear about making tv shows and movies, but that is kind of why we buy star memoirs.
You get very little St. Elsewhere, movies, or tv at all for that matter. You get a little bit of "The Graduate".
Towards the end he does cover playing Mr. Feeny and walks you through the last day on set of that show, and there is a great interview comparing "1776" to "Hamilton", but other than that, you get:
His childhood, from shows he did to foods he was fed, in great detail.
His military years, in great detail.
His times of not taking shows and his wife carrying them as a soap opera star.
Again, the story they lived is their story, but my idea of a memoir is to tell me stories of what I know you for (ie, stories of working on the shows I know you from), and then if something from your life outside of acting plays a part in those stories, so be it.
When I hear an actor giving their grandmother's or mother's recipes during a memoir, I know they are trying to fill the book up just like their mother was trying to fill them up, and I do not like that.
Unless a serious Daniels fan, I would avoid.
Note: William Daniels is one of the most famous voices in history but he does not narrate this book. Tom Perkins that does narrate this book does a fantastic job of doing so, and I realized after awhile that I would prefer hearing Perkins rather than the voice of KITT for hours. So kudos to Perkins for a fine narration!